Columbia University

Sociologist examines a new American elite

Shamus Rahman Khan, an assistant sociology professor, is interested in elites. As a graduate of St. Paul’s School, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the nation, he thought that by going ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Professor probes mental disorders in the ancient world

The examination of mental disorders would seem to be the almost exclusive domain of psychiatrists and psychologists, not humanities scholars. Yet William V. Harris, the William R. Shepherd Professor of History, ...

dateDec 18, 2013 in Other
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Climate scientist studies ancient shorelines

The seas are rising, as they have during past periods of warming in earth’s history. Estimates of how high they will go in the next few thousand years range from five meters, putting greater Miami underwater, ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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New virus may pose risk to wild salmon

Farmed fish are an increasingly important food source, with a global harvest now at 110 million tons and growing at more than 8 percent a year. But epidemics of infectious disease threaten this vital industry, including one ...

dateJul 09, 2010 in Ecology
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